From APII to APIS: A Contribution to the World Summit on the Information Society

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
International
International organizations

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From APII to APIS: A Contribution to the World Summit on the Information Society
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) was established in 1989 for the purpose of facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC members represent forty-six percent of the world trade, fifty-seven percent of the global GDP and forty-five percent of the global population from 21 member economies. And the APEC Ministers of the member economies, at the Sixteenth APEC Ministerial Meeting in Santiago, Chile, November 2004, recognized: “… the importance of the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), to be held in Tunisia in November of 2005, for continuous development of the global information society, and instructed Senior Officials … to formulate APEC’s input to the WSIS.” Following the APEC’s Regional Information Society: A Contribution to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS/PC-3/CONTR/137-E) for the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), APEC welcomes this opportunity to contribute to the second phase of WSIS.
Regional implementation
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Ongoing from

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
* International and regional cooperation
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  • Training initiative
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No